Freedman has suggested that the experienced player has been unlucky not to feature in his Forest team more and has revealed that he’s fully aware of what Vaughan offers in relation to the options he already has.
“He’s probably been a bit unlucky with his position in the team, Gary (Gardner) has done very well and the team is doing quite well. We all know what David can do and he’s looking fit and sharp in training, I’m sure his time will come,” said Freedman.
Vaughan had a good international break with Wales but he’s unlikely to force his way back into the Forest side quickly.
He has to be patient because Gardner, Henri Lansbury and Ben Osborn have all been playing very well and giving Freedman no reason to switch things up and change things around to fit Vaughan into the team.
His chance will come because the pressure and intensity surrounding Forest over the rest of the season is going to be high.
It will increase the mental strain on key players and Freedman will be keen to keep everyone as fresh as possible, especially if the side remains in with a chance of getting into the play-off places by the end of the season.
When the chance comes, he needs to take it and show the sort of maturity and professional performance which can then keep him in the team, placing the pressure onto another midfielder in the squad.